Special Event Train Rides

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Entertainment on Rails!

Our Special Event Train Rides add an element of fun and excitement to an already enjoyable ride! Special themed train ride experiences on our Market-Day Trains will thrill all ages. In addition, our Long-Weekend Steam Train excursions will satisfy your desire to see and ride in our No. 9 Historic Steam Engine. Tell your friends, get your tickets, and climb aboard! We look forward to seeing you!

Special Events 2016 At a Glance

For more details about each event, see the event News below.


Easter Bunny Trains
March 26

Maple Syrup Festival Trains
April 2

Mother's Day Train
May 7

Victoria Day-Steam Train
May 23

Father's Day Train
June 18


Canada Day-Steam Train
July 1

Twister Tuesdays
July 19
August 9, 16, 23, 30

Civic Holiday-Steam Train
August 1

Great Train Robbery
August 11, 18, 25
September 1


Labour Day-Steam Train
September 5

Grandparents' Day Rides
September 10

Mennonite Farm Tours
September 15, 24
October 1, 8

Festival of Colours
October 2

Pumpkin Patch Rides
October 9, 16

Thanksgiving-Steam Train
October 10

Family Fun Market Train
October 23

Halloween Dress-Up Rides
October 29, 30


Sparkles Express
November 19

Santa Trains
November 26, 27
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

Special Event News

Events to create memories for a lifetime!

Sparkles Express Train

Sparkles Express Train

When: November 19 Departure: 10:00am and 12:00pm Leaving From: St. Jacob's Market Station Experience the spirit of the holiday shopping season among thousands of twinkling lights and old fashioned charm if you decide to opt for the stopover in St. Jacobs. Each year,...

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Family Fun Market Train

When: October 23 Departure: 1:00pm Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes Leaving From: St. Jacob's Market Station Take this opportunity to gather relatives and enjoy a fun train ride in heritage style. Kids and adults of any age will truly enjoy getting together and riding...

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Festival of Colours Ride

Festival of Colours Ride

When: October 2 Departure: 1:00pm Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes Leaving From: St. Jacob's Market Station Take this opportunity to view and photograph beautiful fall colours in the Waterloo Region countryside while riding the rails in heritage style. This run is...

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Mennonite Farm Tours on Market Trains

Mennonite Farm Tours on Market Trains

When: September 15 and 24 October 1 and 8 Departure: 10:00am Market Day Train Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes Train Ride + 2 hour Mennonite Farm Tour Leaving From: St. Jacob's Market Station Route: Round-trip from the St. Jacobs Market Station to Elmira for the...

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